German Classical Drama: Theatre, Humanity and Nation 1750-1870 by F. J. LamportGerman Classical Drama: Theatre, Humanity and Nation 1750-1870 by F. J. Lamport

German Classical Drama: Theatre, Humanity and Nation 1750-1870

byF. J. Lamport, F. J. Lamport

Paperback | March 27, 1992

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This historical and critical survey of German drama in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provides an introduction to major authors and works from Lessing, through Goethe, Schiller and Weimar Classicism, to Kleist, Grillparzer and Hebbel. F.J. Lamport traces the rise and development in the German-speaking world of the last form of "classical" poetic drama to appear in European literature. This development is seen as reflecting the intellectual and political ferment both within Germany and throughout Europe.
Title:German Classical Drama: Theatre, Humanity and Nation 1750-1870Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:March 27, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521428289

ISBN - 13:9780521428286

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Classicism and neo-classicism, Germany and the European tradition; 2. Classicisms in modern dress, Lessing and the beginnings of realism; 3. The revolt of Prometheus, the 'Sturm und Drang' (i): Goethe and his circle; 4. The revolt of Prometheus (ii): Schiller's prose plays; 5. Thr triumph of humanity, Nathan der Weiss, Iphigenie auf Tauris, Don Carlos; 6. Crisis and response, the beginnings of Weimar classicism; 7. The high tide of Weimar classicism, Schiller and Goethe 1798-1805; 8. Nordic phantoms, Goethe's Faust; 9. A Prussian meteor, Heinrich von Kleist; 10. Classicism in Vienna (i): Grillparzer; 11. Classicism in Vienna (ii): Hebbel; the end of the tradition; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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This is a historical and critical survey of the great tradition of German drama in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides an introduction to the major authors and works from Lessing, through Goethe, Schiller and Weimar classicism, to Kleist, Grillparzer and Hebbel.

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"Lamport makes his well-written, engaging, and insightful study additionally accessible to specialist and non-specialist alike by giving all primary quotations in German and English translation, by providing a carefully assembled bibliography that pays particular attention to recent Anglo-American criticism, and by at times going out of his way to enlighten the neophyte....Lamport's is presently the only English literary-historical critical survey devoted exclusively to German drama of the classical era." Stephen R. Huff, Comparative Drama |x x